Matt Hannafin (percussion) : Matt Hannafin is a New York-based percussionist active in both improvisational New Music and Iranian classical and traditional forms http://www.drumdojo.com/writers/matt_hannafin.htm
Brian Moran (electronics) : Electronics player Brian Moran began his performance career in experimental dance, whose working methods he later adapted to music and sound design. Employing a variety of circuit-bent electronics, analog synthesizers, field recordings, and processing devices, he creates a soundscape that dissolves the distinction between music and noise.
Ed Howard (electronics) : Ed Howard (aka The Seven Arts) The Seven Arts is the solo project of Ed Howard, a catch-all moniker for many different experiments in noise, sound poetry, and improv. Processed vocals, laptop, and assorted electronics build up a sound that veers from whisper-quiet to ground-shaking. http://www.fargonerecords.com/
Maria Chavez (turntable) : How much sound can you create using just a needle and vinyl? If you're Maria Chavez -- infinite universes.--Richmond.com. Maria Chavez is an Avant Turntablist from Peru who focuses on electro acoustic sound of vinyl and needle. She has a collection of needles from immaculate to ruined that she calls her "Pencils of sound" and a collection of perfect to ruined records that provide the pallette. http://www.myspace.com/mariachavez
Ravi Padmanabha (percussion) : Ravi Padmanabha is a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, improviser/composer in various musical styles. From an early age, Ravi was exposed to Indian Classical music and continue to learn more about his rich musical heritage. http://www.ravipadman.com
Noriaki Watanabe (electronics) : Noriaki is one of the three leaders of the Japanese avant-musical ocean band "na". They finally released their debut albums on Sockets CDR records on Nov 18th. http://homepage.mac.com/noriakiwatanabe
Motoko Shimizu (turntable) : Motoko Shimizu is a member of the experimental duo Spin-17, where she performs voice, toys, turntable, and percussion. She has been collaborating with lots of talented musicians including Marshall Allen and Donald Miller.
Ed Chang (electronics): Ed likes noise. But only good noise. Sweet, sweet noise…damn you! I may play laptop or the Noise Mxine or the 36 cents box, maybe all 3. Or maybe none? “distinctive and intelligible communicative qualities” - cadence magazine
Generously hosted by Motoko and Ed Chang. Recorded by Terence Lloren for Bivouac. Used with permission by the artists.